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Indigenous Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Study the ongoing existence and resistance of Indigenous peoples. Learn how to work respectfully and productively with Indigenous communities and organizations. Combine Indigenous ways of knowing and learning with perspectives found in other disciplines. Practice intercultural understanding on campus, in community and on the land. This program is for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. A field-based course is required.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree, Minor
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
On-campus
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Careers

  • Activist
  • Archivist
  • Children’s rights advocate
  • Community educator and advocate
  • Community liaison officer
  • Community-industry liaison
  • Cultural advisor
  • Cultural resources manager
  • Employment equity officer
  • Government agency worker
  • Indigenous issues consultant
  • International aid worker
  • Non-profit organization director
  • Political aid or advisor
  • Public policy analyst
  • Social program manager

Admission

Apply to the Faculty of Humanities as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study.

Alternatively, you can choose another major as your primary degree program and add this program as a minor to broaden your studies.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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We'll walk you through all of the steps in the process, from submitting your online application to accepting your offer of admission.

Program planning

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